Jon Crispin's Notebook

Pearl 1 July, 2001 – 2 August, 2013

Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family by joncrispin on 07/08/2013

Pearly died here at the house this past Friday morning just after 8.00.

There are no words to express how sad we are.

Penguin Books

Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family by joncrispin on 31/05/2013

I’ve been thinking of my late parents quite a bit recently.  The photograph is of my father’s family.  They moved from Cornwall in the UK to Central City, Colorado where I believe this shot was taken.  Dad turned me on to the Scottish writer John Buchan, and I have a large collection of his books; mostly hardbacks, but a few in these lovely old Penguin editions.  These  beautiful art deco bookends are marked “Genuine Rocky Mountain Alabaster” and come from Kohlberg’s / Denver, which I assume is or was some sort of a shop.

Pearl had some pretty heavy duty surgery on Tuesday.  She had a large mast cell tumor on her side and it really needed to come off.  Our wonderful vet Deb Lichtenberg thought it was a good thing to do, and we are glad we went through with it.  The recovery has been going well so far.  Off to get the temporary drain removed this afternoon and then another ten days before the stitches come out.   I took this shot a few days before the operation.  We never let her up on the furniture until about a year ago, but hey, she’s 12 and we want her happy.

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